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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

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Aaron Levinsky
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Rose Kirk
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Arthur Kirk
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Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
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Francis MacMillan
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Judge Stanley Murdoch
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Allen Green
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Clarence Middleton
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Harry Harrison
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Saul Kreiglitz
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16 year-old Claudia
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A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

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20 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuts ... Durchgedreht  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,152,529 (USA)
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The movie was filmed during October, November and December 1986 and January and February 1987. See more »

Quotes

Francis MacMillan: You don't trust me, do you?
Claudia Draper: [scoffs] Are you crazy? Oh, I'm sorry. That's YOUR question, isn't it?
Francis MacMillan: Well, have I ever done anything to harm you?
Claudia Draper: I don't believe this. You're trying to put me away.
Francis MacMillan: You don't believe that I have no personal motive, that I'm just simply doing my job?
Claudia Draper: Your job is to "get" me. Your job is to put me in a hospital. Now, I don't know, maybe I'm dumb, but I take that personally!
Francis MacMillan: You also believe that Dr. Morrison is acting out of personal motive, too, don't you?
Claudia Draper: No, I ...
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SINDHI-BHAIRAVI
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Who is trying to Hurt You?
15 March 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

After viewing this superior film, a viewer might wonder where in blazes the original idea came from; The Twilight Zone or ripped from todays headlines. This film is laden with so much talent I'm surprised it didn't establish itself as a mega movie. The premise is that of a talented lawyer, Aaron Levinsky, ably played by Richard Dreyfuss, who is forcibly thrust into a competency case which he does not want. His adversary is a formidably D.A, Francis MacMillan (Robert Webber) who has spent a considerable amount of time putting unwanted criminals and mental undesirables, behind bars. Thus he sees no reason why he should spend more time than necessary on a simple case of mental incompetency. Unfortunately for him the woman in question is spirited, independent Claudia Draper, (Barbra Streisand) who is desperate to have her day in court. Arrayed against her aside from the D.A. are her loving parents, Karl Malden as Arthur Kirk and Maureen Stapleton as Rose Kirk, who guard a terrible family secret. In addition, there is formidable Eli Wallach as Dr. Herbert A. Morrison, a psychiatrist who is convinced that Draper is insane. In Claudia's eyes, everyone seems hell bent on having her locked up in insane asylum. The courtroom drama is superior as Judge Stanley Murdoch, (James Whitmore ) tries to discover why the authorities want Draper incarcerated. A most convincing performance by all to create a memorable film. ****


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